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Candidates pull no punches at 2019 Gauntlet Presidential Debate

By Kristy Koehler, March 4 2019 — The Gauntlet hosted its annual debate on Feb. 28 for candidates running in the Students’ Union presidential election. All four candidates — Harrison Montgomery, Renzo Pereyra, Jessica Revington and Quinn Stevenson — were in attendance. Jason Herring, the Gauntlet’s editor-in-chief, served as moderator. Herring encouraged the candidates to…

Don’t shy away from talking about sensitive topics

By Calum Robertson, November 21 2018 — My grandfather often told me that I should avoid discussing religion and politics in conversation, so as to remain respectful and polite. This sentiment still seems to persist today, as the art of discussion and debate on controversial issues and beliefs outside of the classroom seems to be on…

CalgaryNEXT project featured at U of C Debate Society event

By Scott Strasser, March 31 2017 — The University of Calgary Debate Society (UCDS) hosted the second event of their “Great Debates” series on March 29 at the Calgary Central Public Library. The debate focused on the CalgaryNEXT project. CalgaryNEXT is a proposed development in the city’s West Village. The project includes building a multi-purpose…

The Great Gauntlet Presidential Debate was wild

By Scott Strasser, March 3 2017 — We don’t always like the Students’ Union election forums, so we decided to host our own. On March 2, the Gauntlet hosted the inaugural Great Students’ Union Presidential Debate in Cassio A/B in MacHall. The debate featured the three candidates hoping to lead the SU next year —…

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